Sheep for the climate

On 5th November, a global delegation of nomadic pastoralists, a group of Scottish sheep farmers with some rare breed sheep gathered on Govan Dock for talks and a solidarity lunch. The event was organised by WAMIP, the Rare Breeds Survival Trust, WhyHunger, PASTRES and Rangelands Initiative.

A direct action of the global delegation of pastoralists with Scottish Shepherds; giving visibility to pastoralist livelihoods as vital agents for climate change mitigation, ecosystem restoration and resilient food systems.

Pastoralism offers major solutions to climate change: low CO² emissions, associated biodiversity and vibrant rural landscapes. They are a crucial part of the solution to the climate crisis. The delegates demanded climate justice when assessing the impact of livestock systems.